This rather terrific series about duelling London newspapers continues, with Charlotte Riley’s character Holly, a deputy news editor at the fictional The Herald, front and centre. “One of the things that attracted me to the role was that it’s quite interesting to see somebody, particularly a woman, who is really passionate about their job and passionate about what they do — and then how that leaves them in quite a vulnerable place personally,” says Riley. “You see how her job has impacted her life and her personal life, and the huge amount of sacrifices that she’s made to get where she is.” Riley says in researching the role, she concluded she would definitely have “a panic attack” if she had to write and work at the speed she witnessed. “It’s quite similar to acting, you’ve The Kominsky Method Streaming on Netflix from Friday There are a lot of things to love about this new show, but chief among them for me is seeing veteran creator Chuck Lorre ( Two and a Half Men) demonstrate he can do the golden age of TV as well as anyone else. And just to show that he gets his reputation for lowbrow sitcom pabulum, the first episode The Kominsky Method is peppered with sarcastic references to The Big Bang Theory. It stars Michael Douglas as once famous actor, now teacher, Sandy Kominsky and Alan Arkin as Norman Newlander, his friend and agent whose wife is dying. It’s pretty great. It also features Nancy Travis and Sarah Baker, and Danny DeVito guest-stars. AP Bio Streaming on Stan Not since Senor Chang pretended to teach Spanish 101 in Community has television had a more sarcastic and disinterested teacher; there is no “Oh captain, my captain” inspiration to be seen. “My name is Jack Griffin and I don’t want to be here,” announces Glenn Howerton’s character. What follows is sufficiently amusing. There is something about the trope of the lame walking again that never fails to put a lump in one’s throat: from the Bible to Kenneth Branagh’s memorable turn as Franklin Roosevelt in Warm Springs, which concluded with the polio sufferer walking again (after a fashion), to last year’s Stronger (Thursday, 8.30pm, Premiere), making its Foxtel debut this week. Based on the memoir of the same name, Stronger stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The cast also includes Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson and Clancy Brown. Also screening on Foxtel this week: the gross-out sex comedy Blockers (Sunday, 8.30pm, Premiere). Produced by Seth Rogen, among others, it tells the story of a trio of parents who try to prevent their daughters from carrying out a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. It stars Leslie Mann, John Cena and comedian Ike Barinholtz. And finally, Review’s Graeme Blundell introduces the swords-and-sandals epic Spartacus (Saturday, 8.30pm, Fox Classics) directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas in the title role, alongside Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, Jean Simmons and Tony Curtis.